Tina Lee Hadari


Violinist and Educator Tina Lee Hadari is the Founder and former Executive Artistic Director of Music Haven, a nationally-awarded community-based arts organization that anchors a string quartet to the lowest-income neighborhoods of New Haven to provide tuition-free, intensive musical instruction for “at promise” youth. Before founding Music Haven, Tina toured internationally as a soloist and as a member of the Vinca Quartet, an ensemble hailed by the New York Times as “stunning” and “musicians worth keeping an eye on.” A prizewinner of the Fischoff, Plowman, and Borciani Chamber Music competitions, the Vinca Quartet was also the original quartet-in-residence at Music Haven. A dedicated teaching artist, Ms. Hadari has served on the faculties of the 92nd Street Y, Choir Academy of Harlem, Opus 118, Apple Hill Chamber Music Center, Point Counterpoint Chamber Music, Opus 118, and the Neighborhood Music School. Tina holds a B.M. from New England Conservatory, a B.A. from Tufts University, a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado. Honored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018 for her work in the performing arts, she is currently the Director of Music, Arts, and Citizenship for the Brass City Charter School in Waterbury, CT and serves on the board of Musaid, an organization dedicated to expanding the capacity of music organizations in developing countries.